Global warming hoax myth lies: what’s the truth?May 7, 2007 at 10:25 am | Posted in 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Climate change, IPCC, Middle School, My graphic, OmniGraffle, Students, Teachers, Unequivocal, Visual aids, Visual Spatial | 5 Comments
Each green dot below represents a scientist who bases his* answers upon scientific evidence and supports, in general, the summary of knowledge relating to climate change as summarised in the IPCC Assessment Report 4 (to be synthesised and published in full in November 2007).
Each red dot below represents a scientist defending one or more of these aims:
- to deny global warming
- to deny human responsibility for causing (anthropogenic) global warming
- to deny human ability to deal with the threat of climate change
- to delay action to combat climate change
- to prevent action to combat climate change
Make sure you get your information from a reliable source, kids.
If you already know about persuasive essays, think about the material you discover about global warming and consider whether it fits the tips you have been given to make your stories more persuasive. For example, does it use: colourful language, emotive word choices, adjectives you can ‘taste’ or ‘smell’, personal appeals, exaggerated statements?
More misinformation is produced by the tiny number of “red dot scientists” and their supporters than you would believe!
Here is my latest version, after feedback from brc (a student) and Rob (a scientist):
This is my previous version:
* P.S. I am showing no disrespect to female scientists here. After all, I are one (sic), and I care not one jot if someone addresses me as chairman (as I told the builders this week 😉 ). Forget the chairperson thing. I am using ‘his’ and ‘him’ in the same way we talk about ‘mankind’. OK, over to you, kids.